The security service of Ukraine together with the Prosecutor and the police eliminated interregional organized criminal group, which illegally transported people across the border with the Russian Federation.
«The operatives of the intelligence agencies have determined that this «way» was used by the supporters of the international terrorist organization «Islamic State» as a transit country for fighters from Russia to Europe», — said Tuesday the 30 of August a press-the SBU center on the official page in Facebook.
However, it is noted that the channel of irregular migration was used in reverse mode — as with Russia in Ukraine, and in the opposite direction.
In the SBU reported that the organizer of an illegal channel for the transfer was an active member of the Eastern regional Directorate of the border service.
«The attacker also covered the illegal activities of his co-conspirators, using his official position», — stated in the message.
The composition of the group consisted of 4 persons: citizens of Ukraine and the Caucasus countries.
«On August 29, the staff of SBU detained one of the group members in Velikopisarevsky district of the Sumy region during the attempted illegal transfer of two citizens of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. Other members of the group, including the organizer, the police on the same day detained in Kharkiv», — stated in the message.
On materials of management of SBU in Kharkiv oblast police opened criminal proceedings under part 3 St. 332 (illegal movement of persons across the state border of Ukraine, committed by an organized group) of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
As reported recently, the SBU reported about the blocking of several transit channels for the transfer of foreign fighters of the terrorist organization «ISIS» through the territory of Ukraine. So, in a public August 11, the press center of the SBU said that the operatives of intelligence agencies detected foreign fighters in Kharkov, Dnieper and Kiev region, where they expect further shipment to Syria.
SBU liquidated the channel of smuggling of fighters for ISIS from the territory of the Russian Federation in Europe 30.08.2016